By Julia Ludington
I hope that everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving recess thus far and is looking forward to their holiday.
We had a very exciting event take place at GRB library this past week. On the 18th, senior Amelia Coakley signed her letter of intent to attend Binghamton University to play Division I lacrosse.
A small gathering of family, friends, and fellow lacrosse players were present to watch Amelia make it official. Cake and refreshments were served as Amelia was interviewed. I have had the honor of playing with Amelia and know that she will be a great contribution to the Binghamton team. Congratulations, we are all very proud of you!
On the 13th, students participated in the second Oswego County Academic Youth League competition of the year. I am proud to say our very own team won first place out of seven teams from other Oswego County school districts.
The task was challenging and required a lot of creativity. The students had to create their very own high school.
The curriculum of the high school had to be of New York state standard, but they were free to come up with 7.5 credits worth of electives for students that attended the high school.
The students had to specify if the electives were full or half-year courses, how many credits they were worth, and describe the material taught in the class as well as what activities would take place.
In addition, the team had to perform an infomercial encouraging students to attend their school, come up with a mission statement, and create a brochure. The team was very proud of their finish, as the projects took a lot of hard work.
Our winter sports teams continue to be hard at work. The girls’ varsity and JV basketball teams have their first game Dec. 3 against JD. The JV game starts at 5:30, and the girls will be playing at JD high school. Come support!